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Electrical and electronics engineers design, plan, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. They are employed by electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, consulting firms, and by a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries and government.
avionics engineer, control systems engineer, design engineer, electrical, distribution planning engineer, electrical, electrical engineer, electrical network engineer, electronics engineer, instrumentation and control engineer, planning engineer, electrical systems, process control engineer, electrical, roadway lighting design engineer, television systems engineer, test engineer, electronics.
- Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of electrical generation and distribution networks, electrical machinery and components and electronic communications, instrumentation and control systems, equipment, and components
- Prepare material cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment
- Design electrical and electronic circuits, components, systems and equipment
- Supervise and inspect the installation, modification, testing and operation of electrical and electronic systems and equipment
- Develop maintenance and operating standards for electrical and electronic systems and equipment
- Investigate electrical or electronic failures
- Prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for construction or maintenance
- Supervise technicians, technologists, programmers, analysts and other engineers.
Electrical and electronics engineers may specialize in a number of areas including electrical design for residential, commercial or industrial installations, electrical power generation and transmission, and instrumentation and control systems.
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Outlook & Prospects for Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||<Not assigned>||2012-11-09|
Compared to other occupations, this is not a significant occupation in this region.
In Ontario, the outlook for electrical and electronics engineers is expected to be average in 2012-2013. This is one of the larger engineering occupations in Ontario. There were about 14,250 electrical and electronics engineers in the Ontario labour force at the time of the 2006 census. Demand for these professionals is being pushed by significant infrastructure investments in the power/renewable energy sector and by some recovery in manufacturing. About one-third of these engineers work in manufacturing; most are found in the computer and electronic equipment sector, including the communications and semi-conductor subsectors. Ongoing updating in manufacturing production systems, including automation and instrumentation aspects, and in the design of electrical and electronic products should continue to support a positive outlook for electrical and electronics engineers. A higher Canadian dollar and a more volatile manufacturing sector may temper opportunities.
Intermediate and senior level engineers will be in greater demand across Ontario. Those with little experience or new graduates will face strong competition for positions.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- Construction is complete on the Niagara Tunnel Project. The hydroelectric development cost nearly $1.6B and created up to 600 construction jobs in the Niagara region.
Week of Nov 12 – Nov 16, 2012
- The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing up to $676,000 in PowerBand Global Inc., a Burlington-based company, to develop software for buying and selling automobiles
Week of Sep 24 – Sep 28, 2012
- Systems Logic, a software company in Brantford, will receive $366,667 from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, allowing the company to add up to seven jobs
Week of Sep 10 – Sep 14, 2012
- Natrix Separations Inc., a biopharmaceutical company in Burlington, will receive up to $990,000 from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The funding will allow the company to add up to 10 jobs over the next two years.
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